The Foundation invites proposals for the competitive process on an annual basis. The purpose of the grant program is to provide seed-funding for new and innovative programs or initiatives that enhance the quality of the undergraduate and graduate experience at NC State University.

Ideas Brought to Life

Go for ground-breaking concepts that will enhance the community – as well as the quality of an NC State education. Grant funding is limited to those programs or initiatives sponsored by university administrative offices and/or the seven NC State Foundation affiliated entities. College-based foundations (CALS, COS, Vet Med, Engineering, Textiles, and Natural Resources) are not eligible to receive grant funding from the NC State Foundation.

Grants in Action

Make it Happen

The non-recurring award is your chance to put your ideas into action. Grant requests may not exceed $25,000, and are available for the current fiscal year only.

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Your application must include a cover letter signed by your dean, director or department head, as well as a narrative that includes:

  • Summary of program or project
  • Goals and objectives
  • Project activities
  • Desired outcomes including metrics and deliverables
  • Budget and requested amount
  • Detailed plan to secure long-term funding for the program or initiative

Completed applications should be sent to:

North Carolina State University Foundation, Inc
Awards and Grants Committee
Campus Box 7004

Questions? Call 919-515-0506.